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Shakib, Naim and Liton fall inside powerplay

 Sports Desk

 Published: 04:42 PM, 27 October 2021   Updated: 04:47 PM, 27 October 2021

Shakib, Naim and Liton fall inside powerplay

Shakib, Naim and Liton fall inside powerplay

Bangladesh lost openers Mohammad Naim, Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan inside the powerplay.

Till this report, Bangladesh were 48/3 in 8.4 overs. Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah were in the batting scoring 20 and 7 respectively. 

Moeen Ali was England’s game-breaker in their tournament opener against West Indies, and he’s back in the Powerplay action against Bangladesh. Liton Das briefly threatened to leave a dent in his figures with some dominant footwork at the end of the opening over, pumping Mo for consecutive fours down the ground.

But with a hint of spin from the outset, and nice long boundaries to add to his defences, Eoin Morgan was unafraid to fling him the ball for a second over, and was quickly rewarded with both openers in consecutive balls. Liton tried one mow too many, holing out to Liam Livingstone in the deep, before the left-handed Mohammad Naim tried a similar trick, only to skim a swat down the ground to Chris Woakes at mid-on.

He finished his Powerplay stint with a third over for the second match running ... 3-1-15-2 on Friday, 3-0-18-2 today. That effort has opened up Morgan's permutations for the rest of the innings.

Chris Woakes came within a whisker of a first-over wicket when Naim scuffed an attempted pull over Dawid Malan's head at midwicket. But a similar ball drew a similar stroke from an even more vital left-hander in his third over of the Powerplay. Shakib Al Hasan attempted to get forceful as Woakes hit the deck, back of a length, but his extra pop off the pitch found a splice to backward square, and a superb leaping take from Adil Rashid.

Woakes emulates Moeen in reeling off three consecutive Powerplay overs, and with figures of 1 for 9, he's left England in utter command.